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Old 06-03-2014, 10:18 AM
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Default Re: how to use the choke

The choke is useful starting a cold engine sometimes.

On a stock carb, I have found I never need the choke; set it wide open and they usually start right up. If you're using a performance carb then you may need to use the choke to start the engine. On my bike with the 'Speed NT' carb (red square cover) I often need the choke closed for the first clutch drop, then it can be opened up within 5-20 seconds depending on whether it's cool or warm weather.


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